Quarterly Report


S.C.T.U. 537 Quarterly Report
June – July – August 2014

Organizational/Leadership Activities = O/L

June 24th Board Meeting one hour before regular meeting – AmVets

July 15th Board Meeting at members house

July 22nd Regular meeting at Sweet Arrow Lake

August 11th Board Meeting at members house

August 25th Regular meeting at Sweet Arrow Lake

June 27th Tredegar Corp. Marlin – used equipment sale and chapter merchandise

July 28th –August 1st week long selling chapter merchandise and memberships. Sold two different tear off tickets

Conservation/Activities =

August 28th Stream improvement clean up at Tri-Valley High School

Report from chapters Schuylkill River Project. Still getting permission from land owners to get access.

Educational Activities =

June 4th – June 5th Did last day of school programs for each T.I.C. School – native brook trout and fly tying

June 19th Members fly tying and fly fishing for Norm Thornbury Conservation Camp

June 21st Members fly tying program for Locust Lake State Park

July 4th Members fish fry and helped kids under 16 fish at Locust Lake State Park

Juyl 23rd Members helped 40 kids fish for sun fish at Friedensburg Fish & Game

Grant Opportunities – We are waiting on permission from landowners to gain access to our project.


Thinking the next quarter will be a little more relaxing. It turned out to be anything but.

June started out slow with two programs in two of our T.I.C. schools; June 4th at Williams Valley High School and June 5th at Tri-Valley High School. These students, even though the last day of school for the year was on their minds, they were very interested in our programs which were on Native Brook trout and fly tying.

June 19th we had Norm Thornburg Conservation Camp with teaching fly casting and fly tying. The Game Commission then came and showed how to tranquilize a two year bear that was captured the night before. All campers had the opportunity to touch the bear and watched while a tooth was extracted.

At our board meeting before our regular meeting we went over some fund raisers we would like to run to make up the extra money needed to go cover our activities until the end of the year.

June 27th found us at Tredegar Corporation 3rd annual safety day were our TU members greeted the public and did some fly tying demonstrations.

July 4th found members at Locust Lake State Park doing a fish fry. We deep fried over 20 pounds of fish fillet and helped anyone under 16 to fish.

July 23rd members were at Friedensburg Fish and Game to help with 40 kids ages 10-12 fish for sun fish. Everyone caught at least one fish and filled a cooler with 66 sun fish altogether.

July 28th through August 1st was the Schuylkill County Fair. We had a stand in the sportsman building. This gave us a good chance to talk to the public and get our chapter’s name out there. Members gave away six dozen flies to anyone asking for one and each night we had a free drawing for one dozen fly/box. Our president and secretary gave an interview on Magic 105.5 FM promoting our chapter.

Our August Board and regular meeting will decide on which fundraisers we will be holding. Our last meeting for August 28th will be over in Tri-Valley along Pine Creek to have a stream project.


Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited

Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited
Webinar on the Clean Water Act “Waters of the US” Rule


Trout Unlimited will host a webinar for members and interested individuals to learn more about the background and purpose of the Clean Water Act “Waters of the US” rule and why the rule is needed to protect the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s best trout streams.
The free webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. Please pre-register for the event to assist in our event planning. Click here to register. Please contact Katy Dunlap at kdunlap@tu.org if you have any questions.
Don’t forget to register! 
PATU would like to remind you to register for the upcoming 2014 Annual Fall Meeting which is being held September 13th at the Shaver’s Creek Community Building in Petersburg, PA.
Everyone is welcome! We will have our traditional meeting with breakout sessions on membership engagement and other helpful topics. There will also be a fall festival with games and fun activities for all ages, so bring the whole family! You definitely won’t want to miss the annual pig roast on Saturday night. Everyone is also welcome to stay for the executive committee meeting on Sunday, September 14th.
To register to attend the meeting or view the agenda, you can either go to the PA Trout website, or check out the insert in the just released Summer 2014 edition of the PA Trout newsletter, available here
We hope to see all of you at the meeting! This will be a great time to connect with other members and gain useful information to take back to your chapter!
If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Kutskel at skutskel@coldwaterheritage.org or 814-359-5233.
Calendar of Upcoming PATU Events
For more news and upcoming chapter events, make sure to check out the Google calendar

Welcome Steve Huber Trap Service & Sales


SCTU would like to welcome aboard Steve Huber Trap Service & Sales to “Friends of SCTU”.

Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited dedicates a page for all our business partners that donate to the conservation efforts of our Chapter.  Please welcome Steve Huber Trap Service & Sales of Orwigsburg  by stopping into his establishment.  Tell them SCTU sent you and be sure to  thank them for their support

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